SHARE
(Pic by Ravindra Dharmathilake)

In an effort to control the prices of essential items, the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today announced that Maximum Retail Prices will be strictly imposed on 16 items. According to the Ministry, the Gazette is expected by midnight today (15 July) although prices are made effective immediately.

The Items are:

  1. Chicken meat with Skin Rs 410 per Kilo – without Skin Rs 495 per Kilo
  2. Red Dhall Rs 169 per Kilo
  3. Spratts (Thai) Rs 495 per Kilo – Spratts (Dubai) Rs 410 per Kilo
  4. Gram-Chickpeas Rs 260 per Kilo
  5. Green moong/Green Grams Rs 220 per Kilo
  6. Canned Fish Regular 480 grams Rs 140 (105 Grams– Rs 70)
  7. White SugarRs 95 per kilo
  8. White Flour Rs 87 per kilo
  9. Full cream milk powder – imported Rs 810per Kilo   – Domestic Rs 735 per Kilo
  10. Potatoes – Local – No control price Potatoes – imported – Rs 120 per kilo
  11. B Onions imported – Rs 78 per Kilo
  12. Dried chillies – Rs 385 per Kilo
  13. Dried Fish – Katta – Rs 1100 per Kilo
  14. Dried Fish – Salaya– Rs 425 per Kilo
  15. Maldive fish –Rs 1500 per kilo
  16. Sustagen – Rs 1500